Banana cake is something I had never tried to bake until now. I’ve found lots of uses for those brown bananas that I forget to eat – like banana bread or banana cream pie – but this is definitely a recipe I wish I would’ve started making a long time ago. This cake is so moist and delicious and of course to make it even better I have topped it with a cream cheese frosting. My kids never even guessed they were eating dessert infused with a healthy fruit!

Banana Cake Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/8 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas

Directions

  1. In small bowl, mix mashed bananas and lemon juice, set aside.
  2. In medium bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  3. In large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
  5. Add in flour mixture alternating with buttermilk.
  6. Stir in banana mixture, blend well.
  7. Pour into greased 9×13 or two 9 inch round pans.
  8. Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 1/2 cups powered sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add butter, and mix until fluffy.
  3. Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  4. Continue mixing for several minutes until frosting becomes light and smooth.
  5. Spread over cake.

Enjoy!